Pop Modernism: Noise and the Reinvention of the Everyday

Pop Modernism: Noise and the Reinvention of the Everyday

by Juan A. Suarez, Juan Antonio Suarez
     
 

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Drawing on a wide range of materials, including experimental movies, pop songs, photographs, and well-known poems and paintings, Pop Modernism shows that experimental art in the early twentieth century was centrally concerned with the reinvention of everyday life. In a series of clearly written, provocative, and groundbreaking essays, Juan A. Suarez demonstrates how

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Drawing on a wide range of materials, including experimental movies, pop songs, photographs, and well-known poems and paintings, Pop Modernism shows that experimental art in the early twentieth century was centrally concerned with the reinvention of everyday life. In a series of clearly written, provocative, and groundbreaking essays, Juan A. Suarez demonstrates how modernist writers and artists reworked pop images and sounds, old-fashioned and factory-made objects, city spaces, and the languages and styles of queers and ethnic "others."

Pop Modernism reconnects the modernist reinvention of everyday life and contemporary artistic practice. What is at stake is not just an antiquarian impulse to rescue forgotten past moments and works, but a desire to establish an archeology of our present art, culture, and activism.

About the Author:
Juan A. Suarez is associate professor of American studies and English at the University of Murcia, Spain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252073922
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
02/20/2007
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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